Tanzania Travel Alerts and Warnings

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Is it safe to travel to Tanzania right now? Find out how coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions may affect your travel plans.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Tanzania – updated 6 September 2022

Who can travel to Tanzania?

Travelers entering Tanzania (including Tanzanians, returning residents, and those in transit through land borders) who are fully vaccinated will be exempted from both RT PCR and Rapid Antigen Test requirements. Travelers will be required to present a valid vaccination certificate with QR code for verification upon arrival. The only accepted vaccines are those which have been approved by the URT and the World Health Organization.

Non-fully vaccinated, unvaccinated and those not eligible for vaccination will be required to present a negative COVID-19 RT- PCR or NAATs certificate with QR code obtained within 72 hours before departure.

Travelers originate from countries listed on the Ministry of Health website will be tested for COVID 19 upon arrival using a Rapid Antigen Test at their own cost of 10 USD (TZS 23,000).

If found positive they will be tested with RT- PCR for confirmation, allowed to self-isolate and the results will be sent via email or any other means.

Non-fully vaccinated/unvaccinated and with no negative COVID 19 RT- PCR certificate will be tested for COVID at their own expense. (More details here.)

Travellers in transit by air transport are exempted from both vaccination and COVID 19 testing requirements unless stated otherwise by the conveyance to be used or countries of their final destinations.

Children aged 5 years and below will be exempted from both RT PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests requirements.

Important note: these travel alerts are general in nature, and we will not respond to any comments about specific personal circumstances. For information relevant to you, contact your local Tanzanian embassy, consulate, or airline for any updates on how these changes will affect you personally.

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4 Comments

  • Patricia said

    I'm to climb Kilimanjaro at the beginning of October and need mountain rescue included in the insurance. I've completed the on-line form for a quotation but this doesn't seem to be covered. Please advise.
    Regards Patricia

  • Patricia said

    Please can you update your covid 19 information for 2022 Regards Patricia

  • Ellen Hall said

    Hi Patricia,
    Coverage depends on which plan you purchase and your country of residence. I'm not qualified to answer specific insurance questions, but you can contact one of our experts here:
    https://pp.worldnomads.com/contact-us

  • Ellen Hall said

    This page has been updated using information from gov.uk. As requirements are subject to change and we might not be able to update this page right away, I suggest checking that page regularly.
    https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tanzania/entry-requirements

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